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Seated Barbell Calf Raises

Posted by GymAmerica
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:39pm filed under Calves

Calories Burned:  238 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Soleus
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Gastrocnemius
Wrap a foam barbell pad or a thick towel around the center of the barbell.

Holding the barbell in front of you, sit on the end of a flat bench and place the barbell on your lower thighs near your knees.

Place the balls of your feet about 8 inches apart on a calf block or block of wood, with the barbell directly above your heels.

Lower your heels until you feel a good stretch in your calves.

Lift your lower legs as high as possible onto your toes, hold it there a moment, and then return to the starting position.

The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 3 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward.

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